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Artist Pages

Our small gallery space has hosted some fascinating exhibitions since it opened in October 2014. A variety of artists have responded to the Newman Brothers factory; its stories, history, themes, architecture and special inherent characteristics.

These pages capture the artwork of previous exhibitions.

You may also enjoy looking at our photo galleries of the factory taken by photographers pre-conservation. They show the beauty of small details in this remarkable survival of a historic factory.

ONE A: SHADOWS & DUST

Our inaugural exhibition was Shadows & Dust, by multi award-winning artist Andy Garbi (28 October 2014 – 29 January 2015). Please visit the Shadows & Dust pages created as a permanent on-line gallery of the artwork, funded by Arts Council England and The Limoges Trust.

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ONE B: INSPIRED BY NEWMAN BROTHERS

During the conservation works we ran an open art competition asking the public and a school to use the factory, its history and architecture to inspire their work. The three winners of the competition plus two runners up had their work displayed in the gallery space. Please visit the Inspired by Newman Brothers pages created as a permanent online gallery of the artwork. Funded by the  artists.

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TWO: REMNANTS & TRACES

Following Shadows & Dust was a textile exhibition called Remnants & Traces, by the Midland Textile Forum (3 February until 24 April 2015).

Please visit the Remnants & Traces pages created as a permanent on-line gallery of the artwork. Funded by the artists.

 

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THREE: GAME OVER

Transient-Art held an Art and Design exhibition called GAME OVER from 28 April until 24 July 2015.

Please visit the GAME OVER pages created as a permanent on-line gallery of the artwork, funded by Arts Council England, William F Painter funeral directors and the National Federation of Funeral Directors.

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FOUR: CRAZY COFFINS

Our next exhibition was a collaboration between Coffin Works learning, a coffin manufacturers in Nottingham and the local Ladywood Community Project (1 August to 23 October 2015). Please visit the Crazy Coffins pages created as a permanent on-line gallery of the artwork, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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FIVE: CASTING A FORTUNE:FROM CABINETS TO COFFINS

This is our current exhibition, running until the end of January 2016.

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